D4rker discuss how to train – IEM Kiev

Thursday at IEM Kiev the League of Legends caster Phreak interviewed D4rker from team White Lotus after their loss versus Curse Gaming. During the interview D4rker gave some fantastic advice about training a pro gaming team. My favorite part of the interview was when he talked about keeping motivated and focusing on learning through your […]

A class of athletes lacking goals?

Today I was teaching a class of high school student athletes. They go to a top sports high-school and typically have four or more hours of practice a day. It’s quite a nice gig actually. After the first period, which is usually morning training, there is a breakfast served. It’s a delicious and healthy, whole […]

Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness

Read the first article in the series here! – Introduction to self-talk Knowledge is power, understanding your own self-talk Awareness is a great tool for success and learning. For example, most good singers listen to recordings of their own voice to be more aware of how they sound. Ballet dancers practice in front of mirrors […]

Introduction to self-talk

I think that self-talk, that is the things that we tell ourselves either out loud or internally, reflects a lot our beliefs about ourselves. When a Korean Starcraft player enters a North American tournament says to his teamates, “I’m going to go over there and kick some a$$,” it is because he is confident in […]

How badly do you want it?

I have to admit, sometimes I spend hours watching emotional sports videos on youtube.  There’s just something about people pursuing and achieving their dreams that is addictive to my emotions.  Today I saw a video with a soundtrack from Eric Thomas laid over Giavanni Ruffin’s highlights from his practice.  The strongest message from the video is […]